Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

All the public roads in the area can be used for mountain biking.

There are five official mountain bike routes in the area which all cost the day visitor fee per person

BAKKRANS

Bakkrans has superb private two wheel tracks in beautiul scenery for mountain biking.

KROMRIVIER

  • Gonnafontein

Permits from the office at Kromrivier

DWARSRIVIER

  • Wolfberg Trail
    7km (orange markers)
  • Kliphuis Trail
    21km (green markers)
  • Lot’s Wife Trail
    27km (blue markers)
  • Maltese Cross Trail
    30km (red markers)

Permits from the office at Dwarsrivier

NUWERUST

  • Klippiesdal
    4km (permit)
  • Wupperthal
    80km (no permit)
  • Langkloof
    40km (no permit)

Permits from the office at Nuwerust

MOUNT CEDER

  • Olive Grove
    10km
    A cycle route suitable for the whole family. The route meanders with ups and downs through the olive groves taking in rocky and sandy terrain.

Permits from the office at Mount Ceder

Accommodation

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Nuwerust Rest Camp

An unforgettable experience for outdoor and nature lovers! Nuwerust Rest Camp is situated in the Breekkrans river valley, surrounded by majestic southern Cederberg mountains.

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Cederberg Chalets

Situated in the Cederberg mountains, the CEDERBERG CHALETS are located in wide open spaces of unspoilt wilderness and tranquillity, spectacular rock formations , rock art, hiking and game viewing.

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Activities

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Swimming

Plunge into a rock pool on a hot summer’s day or after a long hike in the mountains or just relax next to a river or swimming pool at the campsites.

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Conservation projects

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Stewardship

Stewardship refers to the wise use, management and protection of that which has been entrusted to us.

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Open Days & Awareness

The Cederberg Conservancy hosts an annual Open Day to raise awareness among the farming community and to promote conservation initiatives.

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Biodiversity & Wine Initiative

The Biodiversity & Wine Initiative is a partnership between the South African wine industry and the conservation sector.

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SOB Data Collections

CapeNature launched its State of Biodiversity Programme to assess and monitor the state of biodiversity in the Western Cape in 1999.

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About Cederberg Conservancy

  • The Cederberg Conservancy was constituted in 1997 as a voluntary agreement between landowners to manage the environment in a sustainable manner. It consolidates 22 properties in the central Cederberg as one of the core corridors of the Greater Cederberg Biodiversity Corridor and it is active through quarterly meetings and awareness days.

    Visitors to the area can engage in bird watching or easy hikes to the Stadsaal cave and Elephant rock art. For the more adventurous visitor the Conservancy offers Mountain bike trails or overnight hiking trials that vary from one to five nights, depending on your level of fitness and ability.